On behalf of the team at Vindor Music I’m excited to share an update on the ES1, our electronic saxophone.
We’ve completed our pilot program, which included a collaboration with ZUMIX, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to building community through music and the arts. Joel, our chief musicologist, was able to spend time with the students to show them the ES1, play alongside them, and answer questions. Here’s feedback from Corey DePina, the youth development and performance manager at ZUMIX:
“The electronic saxophone workshop experience here at ZUMIX was priceless. Allowing our students the opportunity to play a new instrument, and to understand the engineering and creation of such a product, was illuminating. They got to ask the Vindor team about the process of making the instrument, and the ES1’s electronic saxophone workshop inspired and granted access for students to play and think creatively about music, technology and engineering.”
It was crucial to our team that we included children in the pilot program because the ES1 is designed for anyone over the age of six to easily and affordably learn the saxophone, clarinet, or flute. The students at ZUMIX were alongside testers of all different skill levels and ages including saxophone enthusiasts and music professionals. Working across these different groups has allowed us to gather vital feedback so we could “fine-tune” the ES1’s usability, features and ergonomics. And now we are ready for the next stage.
Our vision is to make music fun, easy and accessible by changing how people learn to play musical instruments. Please join us – sign up via our homepage for updates and news on the ES1, music education and events we’ll be at as we continue to increase awareness of the ES1 ready for its formal launch this Fall.